"...The report cited a recent Vanderbilt study..." All you need to know here folks. How much do you think Vanderbilt BILLED the Memphis City Council for this "study"? After all, Vanderbilt is a private university. Why didn't they consult UTCHS or the Univ. of Memphis? Or Rhodes College? Yeah, Rhodes is private, but heck, they're in the SAME damn town. Just WHO are the smug know-it-alls who decided that Pre-K programs do no good? You honestly think THEIR kids don't go to some private Pre-K program? Really?
No serious media should ever treat the Beacon Center as reliable or reputable. It is Koch Brothers light.
I am confused. Is this at the Hi Tone or Lafayettes??
Certainly Dong, your internet preferences aren't to be extrapolated to everyone. Like it or not, America is online.
Wendi's gender reassignment to Bruce appears to have been successful. See you at Target.
Come on, SCS, defend your discriminatory practices for all to see. Please, enlighten us.
To pt. A, I'm in agreement. to pt. B, how exactly are they most in need of access? They simply must have cute cat videos, porn, old Lost in Space episodes, and, well, the ability to read the drivel presented herein before hard copies are distributed? Those dang cat videos are engaging, so I concede that pt.
"I for one am tired of hearing all the whines of you liberals." And yet you keep coming back for more.
Comparing today with 1968 shows a lack of historical perspective. It's not even close. And Trump supporters being disenfranchised? Nope. The Republican party just nominated their guy. That is the opposite of being disenfranchised. Also, the "both sides" canard? That's just lazy.
You want some cheese with that whine....?
My goodness Sir, get a grip! Amazing how you can point the finger at why and how all your problems exist. Yet, never point a finger at yourself....It's them..!!
I for one am tired of hearing all the whines of you liberals. If it's that bad, do something about it like MOVE to another country. Or you could do something else...Like vote for the betterment of the nation, city, county & state from a 'what's best for us' and NOT what's best for me mentality. And, screen your candidate for moral value, not race or personal gain. Politicians buy votes with promises and tax dollars.... I'd say you're getting what you voted for!
Jim Webb is probably a Trump supporter.
The part about Pre-K is complete bullshit. And I wonder what kind of things get funded in East Tenn. that folks from our end of the state will rarely see.....
"Raping white women".... wow.
Can't imagine why there should be such a long delay?
There'll be an election between now and then.
We received an interesting campaign mailer from Brad Greer (whom I had barely heard of) in which he compares himself to 3 of his opponents. "One of Us vs...." Mark Luttrell pictured with President Obama, David Kustoff being appointed U.S. Attorney (not sure how that is a negative) and lastly, my BFF Brian Kelsey is shown in 3 photos and the last one is the most noteworthy. It has Kelsey taking a selfie in the mirror, wearing a Tennessee flag t-shirt, with some text that insinuates....well, I'll just quote it: "Brian Kelsey is 38, never married, no children, and ready to represent family values?"
I leave you to draw your own conclusions about "dog whistles" and such.
I wonder how much Cohen pays The Flyer to publish his crayon scribbling.
Approximately 2019!!! Really? I can't imagine the reasoning to delay so long. It's an insulting compromise to this situation.
In Louisiana, tradition says keep the mayonnaise under the sink, not the fridge. At least, it used to be tradition. No idea if people still do that. But that is where it belongs, next to the Comet and Pine Sol.
Decent trolling, Roy. I give you a 7.5 out of 10. Clinton could resurrect and select Reagan's corpse and the center-right Republicans wouldn't vote for her. She is the Great Satan! Watch the convention.
Jim Webb would keep voters home in droves.
I have to ask again, why is the Flyer paying for Richard Cohen columns? Stop wasting your money on this Washington Post drivel and support local political writers of national prominence, like Gene Lyons, who actually has something intelligent to say. Cohen is a blind squirrel.
All white people aren't rich. The ones supporting Trump have a different demographic. They're primarily lower and middle class people who have lost their social mobility and social prospects due to a generation of politics which has ignored them or outright targeted them. They've been sold a bill of goods by both parties, though. The Republicans are running on the message that they are going to change that. But they are lying. They can't. The banksters and their bought and paid for 'democratic representatives' are intent on reducing the masses to economic peonage, and making all working stiffs into wage slaves.
Both parties are in on the joke too. Last time, it was the Democrats who ran with 'Hope and Change'. This year, it's the Republicans. Each election cycle is a new shell game, where the public is asked to find the pea, but the powerful people who are staging the game for us, know there's no pea under any of the shells, until they drop it where they want it.
An interesting thing happened this year. Germany and Switzerland issued bonds with a negative interest rate. That means, you give them $100, and they give you $98 dollars or so back. You are guaranteed to lose money if you buy these bonds.
And people are buying them like hotcakes. The reason is, there is such fear in the global economy of the periphery starting to come apart, that rich people from those areas are betting on Germany and Switzerland staying together, even if their home countries fall into chaos. They are willing to lose a little money, to guarantee that most of it will stay safe. The squeeze is on all over the world, to push more of the population into an economic box. And people are starting to rebel against that. That's why rich people are afraid. They're afraid of the cattle busting out of the stockyard fence and stampeding. They're afraid they won't keep marching to the abattoir like good little hamburgers.
Bruce is right. The irony, is that both sides are being played. And if they ever got together to actually confront the people who are really responsible for this, then real substantive change could occur.
Until then, it's just sad entertainment.
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